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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India

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Standing tall in isolation !

Hiram Minar is said to be built by King Akbar as a tomb for his Royal elephant named 'Hiran'. Many other versions of the story also exist, however the one mentioned is the best... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amar M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiram Minar is said to be built by King Akbar as a tomb for his Royal elephant named 'Hiran'. Many other versions of the story also exist, however the one mentioned is the best possible one. while it looks a mile away from the main fort, it is just s short walk away. Once at the Hiran Minar you would... More 

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Agra, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

this grand tower was erected by akbar on the mortal remains of his elephant hiran . it is octagonal at it's base circular inthe middle and taparing at top with a dome crowned capital . the middle portion is studded with countless elephant trunks in stone which appear like iron nails.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

See it from a distance, his favourite elephant's tomb, that came with Jodha in the marriage. Standing a little away in forlorn geography.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

It looks about 1 KM away from main fort. It stands tall amidst the ruins of boundry wall of ramparts of Fatehpur sikri. Its said to house the remains of Akbar favorite elephant. What a way to commemorate your loved one.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The tower can be seen from main complex. Our guide told us that us that this was built to pay tribute to Akbar's elephant who served as executioner. What a painful death to be crushed through elephant feet.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Hiran Minar, fatehpur Sikri, is said to be a memorial to Emperor Akbar's favourite war elephant. Built on the periphery of the principal monuments in Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra, it probably functioned as a watch tower. The tower is clearly visible from the vantage point of the palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri. To reach this place one has to take... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Hiran minar got its name as the place was converted to antelopes sanctuary by Jehangir. The tower is Jehangir high and made from red stone.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This has a different route, and I found it very nice with the fields around and fort on one side. Good place for clicks if you have kids around. Don't expect too much though except for fun and clicks with nice backyard.

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Pune
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Hiran tower built on backside of fatehpur sikri. It was built in memory of king akbar's elephant. There is no access to visit that tower but you can see it from buland darwaja complex

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

this place is a samadhi of Akhbar elephant...historic place but average.travelers can see it from main fort only.

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